Friday, December 16, 2011

Canister luv

So it' freakin Friday is everyone done shopping? We took the easy way out money for everyone no shopping. Made it so much easier not fighting the crowds. Only 9 days left to shop...

Any way I'm gettin ready to go in (I work til sometime after midnight... Blah) but I thought I'd post a short one.
Love these so I thought I'd share.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

granny bee tea

sorry some of the pics are blurry i have the worst time holding the camera still. the other half  was giving me a hard time about it. i just said "well everyone's not a professional like you are!"
anyway "the granny bee" had all the bee's over for our holiday tea party and ornament exchange. "know one" is allowed in the kitchen to help she does it all by herself (even serving us on  a silver platter just kidding) yes she does serve us and the food is always (awesome and) amazing!!! i'm so thankful i have this great group of women in my life.
make sure you checkout "the granny bee" blog she's an amazing lady and i'm glad i can call her one of  my friends.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Crochet luv...

Seriously I have real problems... Pinterest for hours I can't stop...
I need p.a. (pinners anonymous)
Enjoy the pics... :0/

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Blk fri wkend

Well I made it through another blk fri wkend just barely. Had to be in at 11pm thanksgiving evening to open at midnight it was crazy!@*€£¥ people running through the mall and through the store and we had our sale all day fri and sat so there was no need to rush. The store was trashed people just throwing stuff on the floor, tables all willy nilly. We are still trying to get it all organized again. And what is up with people and wearing there pajamas out to shop? (footed pj and house slippers) really...
Anyway I got off around 5 am and had to be back at 11am but ended up with a migraine, pucking and diarrhea so I didn't make it back in until later in the afternoon for about 2 hours and my boss was angry with me because I was sick. I only spent about an hour on the floor the other hour I was praying to the porcelain god. My peeps were looking at me saying why are you here? I just replied it's what the boss wants...

So I just wanted to give everyone a heads up my posting will be minimal due to. The holidays and work being crazy. I hope everyone had a safe and happy thanksgiving.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Christmas in the cabin

Christmas in the cabin

Make sure to come and see us if you are in Kokomo this weekend. It's Christmas in the cabin and it always looks so good dressed for the holiday and elizabeth's house is amazing if you haven't seen it. All her wonderful trees look beautiful.

I've been prepping for blk Friday at work so I live at the mall right now and then trying to get the house in order we are hosting thanksgiving. Omg it's a little crazy around here.
I hope everyone has a safe and happy thanksgiving and don't forget to say a prayer for all the service men and women who are keeping us safe and give us the freedoms that we are so thankful for having. May they be blessed.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Sad night read at own risk

It's been a sad weekend. My neighbor came over sat night he was in tears and told me their beloved husky neiko had passed away. He was only two years old. He was running around in the house being a puppy and feel on the coffee table yelping and then just quit and was gone. it was really weird I think he may have had a clot.
Neiko was a rescue husky they got him and he was so scared his previous owner used to beat him with a bat but he was never aggressive with any of us.
He and my Paxton were buddies they just loved playing together and running around the yard. He will sadly be missed.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Friday, November 11, 2011


God bless our men and women who service and a big thank you for keeping us safe!!!

Friday, November 4, 2011

kitchen pics

as promised...
the walls before

the counter and sink before(sorry i loaded them out of order)

paxton and willow



will hopefully be able to show pics of the after on the counter and the sink tomorrow. also the wall color is going to be dry brushed with brown to tone it down and make it look aged. this maybe a winter project where as i HATE to paint!!!
still willy nilly 2 days no sink and no water in the kitchen has been a mess and we cant touch the counters so that makes it hard too.
tomorrow is my last day of vaca so i'm gunna rest.
have a great sunday

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Vaca #2

So things have been a little willy nilly at the homestead. Both of us on vaca we did some cleaning and yard work, went car shopping, spent so much need time together just vegging, tried to make plans to go somewhere but flights last minute were out of control. Thought about going to Chicago(taking the train) which is what I wanted to do but the other half was a no go to cold and rainy this wkend. Wanted to go to Memphis but to far to drive for 2 days. Sooooo we decided to stay home and do a major project...paint our counter tops and put in a new sink!!! The counters take a week to dry before we can even put the toaster and coffee pot back on them!!! And the sprinkles for the counter boy are they everywhere. I will have before and after photos to post tmrw. The sink nightmare can I say the other half major anger issues so frustrated and was about to quit when they finely listened to what I was saying and the garbage disposal came right off. Then we were on the home stretch.

I will also post the new walls from when I painted on my last vaca it's not quit done I need to dry brush brown ov it to tone down the color but I will get those pics up to. Also we dressed the little guys up for Halloween and boy they were super cute so I will put those pics on to for you to see. I've been I busy girl and it's only gunna get worse next week I have my holiday meeting for work and the race is on. I found out this year we are going to be a moonlight madness store!!! Completely different post later about that.

Hope everyone's having a great month the people on the the east coast ( mrs. Eileen glad you are back on grid and hope everyone's safe) I've said a little prayer for all of you so scary the weather.
Signing off for now =o}
Grandma p

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


I'm sitting here in bed trying to decide if I want to get up. 2nd day of vaca and I need to get some work done but I can hear the train on the other side of town. Not sure what it is but I love the sound of trains and their horns... Maybe because as a child we took a couple of trips on a train or maybe because when I used to visit my nana in s.bend the train would run right behind here sisters house. I can remember it waking me up at night. Anyway that's my random thought this morning.

I think I'll just sit here and's dark and cloudy anyways.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Count down

5 days and then I'm on vaca... Woo hoo so excited I've waited all year. The other half is not taking time off so me and the boyfriend are spending the week together...doing some cleaning, reorganizing,cleaning out(my spring cleaning is in the fall or winter around Jan or feb ya I know weird but I never claimed to be normal), painting, antiquing and takin stuff to the food pantry. I will have a busy week. Don't forget if you're in town to come and say hi to me at the bitters sweet fall cabin show. I have been dilly dallying around and will have some new stuff for sale.
( I like the word dally my mama used to call me dad that ( spelled dallie though) his name is Dallas.
Any who I hope everyone's had a great weekend mine was busy I had to work and as always lots going on.
Two things: one I'm hopin to list some stuff in the shop...
2nd I want your opinion the other half wants to go to Vegas... I'm not sure that's my kinda town I don't think I'll have fun. Let me know what u think.

Love this idea...

Sunday, October 2, 2011


so i was hoping to have pics to post of the fall cabin last night but instead i ahd a migraine and have been in bed since fri at 3. my other half came home last night and said i think you need to go to the dr so off we go to med one which is closed they changed their hours to 5 on sat instead of 8 (it was 6). my only option was the er. we go check me in and i wait 2 hours!!! i told my other half "i'm glad i'm not dying!" they egt me back there and i wait like another 30 min before a drs aid comes in (i never even saw a dr!?) she says she wants to give me a migraine cocktail =0}. "oh okay sounds good to me but i hate needles " she says i feel thats the best thing so i agree. it was supposed to make me tired but didn't {probably because i had been in bed sleeping for also 2 days!!! my head stopped to a dull ache after the meds and a bag of iv so i got to go home. i txted my sister in law and said this gettin old is for the birds!!! this past week has been bad for me. my first migraine came on tue and wed night into thur i got a uti so thur i was at med one getting meds for that and then fri another migraine came i couldn't even finish the meds for the uti because by fri my head hurt so bad i couldn't keep anything down. what a mess i am. anyways does any one have any home remedies for migraines? i usually get a starbucks if i can stomach it and the caffiene helps with my head but they told me to lay off the caffiene for the uti. so i didn't know what to do.
sorry about all the rambling but this is what i've been upto this week.
marilyn aka grandma p (and i feel like one) :(

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Autumn is in the air

I've decided to post a pic of the trees behind my house each week so you can see my view from the backdoor. I do live in town so there are other houses in the picture. But the leaves always look so pretty. Check out my side bar no the new pic each week.

I have gotten out a few decorations the pillow I made a few years ago and the rocker belonged to my great grandparents.
Home everyones enjoying the weather I know I am.

Side note: I am working working on how to get my fall pic to open in a larger image when you click on it I haven't figured it out.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


So I finally got one of my projects done.

The little crochet piece was a gift from reality jane make sure you check out her blog.
Lots of dilly dallying going on getting ready for the fall bitters sweet cabin show this weekend and the weekend of oct 15 & 16. If you live in Indiana you should come check it out. Click the link at the bottom of my page and go to the picture trail to see past shows.

Also with all the rain somebody made a mess...

I had to wipe down the floor and make it spit spot before the other half got home. With all this rain the dogs feet are so wet the ground is really soft. It really makes me smile though I like the rain and I don't mind the mess.

Saturday, September 24, 2011


i've been dilly dallying around with furnisher in the studio...
bench before i painted it. it's almost done.
my stool which i'm recovering with fabric.

the weather is cool here and i'm loving it!!!
hope everyone will have a great weekend.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Just some eye candy inventory is tomorrow night so Tuesday's going to be the day I hope to post about what I'm into this fall But there's a color them in this post to give u an idea... Hope everyone's enjoying the cool weather I LOVE it... Sleppin with the windows open that 40 deg air makes me sleep so good. Btw I am feeling better but the girls at work are starting to get colds so I'm loadin up on vitamin c. I miss not posting even though I usually just ramble on. The other half tells me all the time " I can't believe you have anything that interesting to read". Some people just don't get it!
Any hoo ; }

Sunday, September 11, 2011


My thoughts and prayers are with everyone who lost someone on 9/11.

I hope to post later in the week as I am trying to get over the flu I've had for 2 days now.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

bad boy again

i can't freakin believe it!!! another pair today they were up in a chair. this pair i have bought twice already. i loved them. i'm gunna crate him if he keeps it up.

i'm lovin the cooler weather. sleepin with the windows open, wakin up and being chilly i just love it!!! i'm hoping the rain we are getting tonight will help settle some of the pollen my allergies are killin me!

let me know what you think of my new header, the other half designed it for me today. what a wiz on the computer in like 10 minutes. ( show off!!!)
hope evryone else is doing good.

funk 9/7/11

just can't seem to get out of it. i've lost my creativitiy and i don't like it.

the shoe monster struck again today!!! bad boyz =0(

she says mommy i didn't raise him to do that i'm a good gurlz!!! =0)

in love with and want to make some for fall shows!!!

vintage just the best inspiration and eye candy one could ask for love them!!!
hope everyone is having a great week. lots of hours for me prepping for inventory.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Irish pub

I said I would do this earlier in the summer and didn't so here are the pictures of the Irish pub here. It has a ton of character and the wood is amazing.

The bar in the middle is a lane from a bowling alley.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

State fair tragedy

I feel so bad for everyone who was at the sugar land concert at the Indiana state fair. The winds were really bad in that storm. The other half and I were outside in it holding the arbor with the gourd vines on it down. We had to strap it to the riding mower and load the seats with bird seed.
Even the people not hurt physically are emotionally touched. My brother works with a guy that his daughter was there at the concert she saw the structure start to move and ran but she did turn around and wished she didn't she saw some of the metal come down and crush someone. Emotionally she very upset. Please keep these people in your prays.

Monday, August 8, 2011


it looks like it maybe awhile before i have a long post. bts is kickin my butt!!! 60 hrs last week i'm just zapped but here's some pics.
some eye candy i know i love to look at stuff on other blogs and i'm addicted to pinterest. i need a  p.a. group (pinterest anonymous)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


I haven't forgotten about everyone just craziness. Bts is like Christmas for me and in the middle of all of that training 2 new Mgrs and a stock associate and 2 new part timers. I pooped when I get home today was my first day off in 10 days working 50-55 hrs. Shoo I'm to old for this!!!
I have lots of pics and new stuff goin on.

Love the red and white makes me think of red work.

Mustard one of my favorite colors

And this love it don't know how to play but I just can't get enough of this aqua teal color.
Hope everyone's staying cool we are about to break a record for heat. The humidity is horrible too.

Monday, July 18, 2011


Not much going on here. Works been crazy gearing up for bts.
I have been out looking for a sofa for the studio but no luck yet. It's been WAY hot and humid here. I hope everyone is staying cool.

I so want one!!!